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Public Access Policies: Other Federal Agencies

This guide provides basic information regarding the public access policies of U.S. federal agencies.


The Public Access Policies: Other Federal Agencies guide provides policy information and compliance details for non-NIH federal agencies wtih public access policies. Each agency has its own tab.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo in February 2013 that directed agencies with $100 million or more in annual R&D spending to make plans to provide the public access to results of federally funded research. 

The plans cover peer-reviewed research publications and digital data sets.   



For information on the NIH Public Access Policy, see: NIH Public Access Policy

For information on the policies of other funding organizations, see: Public Access Policies:  Foundations, Charities and Organizations.


Glossary of Terms

Embargo Period

The time before an article will be freely available to the public is typically called the embargo period.


Final peer-reviewed accepted manuscript

The version of the article that has been accepted for publication and includes all changes made by the author during the peer-review process.   It does not include the publisher's formatting.